What does a girl who lost her mum at nine and a folk story called ‘Little Tadpoles Looking for Mama' have in common?
This immersive performance intertwines an installation of a 1960s animation of a whimsical Chinese story about tadpoles in search of their mother with the retelling of the childhood loss of the artist’s own mother. Join Dan on her quest to find ‘another mother’ amidst a world of ephemeral memories, threading a complex tapestry of renewal out of textures and fibres from across the world. Little Tadpoles Looking for Mama is a dance with difference, a story within a story, where nature meets nurture; a dialogue of sound and movement that explores love, loss and our everlasting search for human connection.
This stage performance links two stories that are personal to Dan Wei, a young Chinese Australian artist: a favourite story from her childhood and her own real-world journey to heal and make connections in the absence of her mother.
Warning: Contains some infrequent/low pressure audience interaction